Stone, Charles Pomeroy

Life Span
to
Full name
Charles Pomeroy Stone
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
2
No. of Children
6
Family
Alpheus Fletcher Stone (father), Fanny Cushing (mother), Maria Clary Stone (first wife, 1853), Jeanne Stone Stone (second wife, 1863)
Education
West Point (US Military Academy)
Occupation
Military
Other
Other Occupation
Surveyor, Civil Engineer
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Democratic
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Union Army
Foreign military

Charles Pomeroy Stone (American National Biography)

Scholarship
Stone was the most celebrated example of a high-ranking Democrat who ran afoul of the administration that supervised the Union war effort. His relations with the White House and the Congress, initially strong, were quickly weakened by his imperious demeanor, his disdain of volunteer troops, his impolitic associations with the enemies of his government, and a rather cavalier attitude toward his civilian superiors. For all that, Stone appears to have been a conscientious soldier dedicated to preserving the Union. Certainly the government's decision to hold him for six months without charges and upon evidence too flimsy to withstand legal scrutiny was not only unconscionable but unsustainable under either the Constitution or the Articles of War.
Edward G. Longacre, "Stone, Charles Pomeroy," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/05/05-00748.html.
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